From: John Max Skaller (skaller_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-08-19 11:31:45
Beman Dawes wrote:
> Q. Why doesn't shared_ptr have template parameters supplying traits or
> policies to allow extensive user customization?
> A. Parameterization discourages users. Shared_ptr is carefully crafted to
> meet common needs without extensive parameterization.
And that, IMHO, is the right approach.
> Someday a highly configurable smart pointer may be invented that is
> also very easy to use and very hard to misuse.
Oh, it has been. And been in use for years and years.
Its called a garbage collector.
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